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Installing WDS

You can download WDS from the Windows Desktop Search Web site. The downloadable file for 32-bit XP SP2 is 4.65 MB. If you have a previous version of WDS installed, it will be removed during the installation process.

After agreeing to the EULA (there's no charge for WDS), the setup process will begin.

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